A HUGE “Saharan dust cloud” is hitting parts of Florida this weekend.
The plume is expected to dampen storm activity but worsen air pollution.
This will cause trouble for some people with allergies and other respiratory problems.
Some health experts even say that symptoms could mimic those from Covid-19.
NASA is monitoring the dust cloud, which was swept off Africa by strong winds swirling across the deserts of Mali and Mauritania.
“It’s a scorcher out there,” NBC Miami meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin tweeted on Friday.
“The Saharan Dust that keeps the sky overcast and knocks out or rain chances also pops the humidity and makes it feel like about 100° across South Florida.”
According to NOAA, “Sunsets and sunrises take on more yellow and reddish hues because the low-angle sunlight passes through more of the atmosphere before it reaches your eyes.”
“A heavy load of dust in the atmosphere can enhance this effect, leading to longer-lasting, duskier colors that cause vivid sunsets and sunrises,” the outlet added.
Please read our Saharan dust storm live blog for more updates and the latest news…
Source: The Sun
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